Optical Table Isolation System
Aug 2011Kinetic Systems Inc.Request Info
Kinetic Systems Inc. has designed a versatile ultralow-natural-frequency optical table isolation support system. Because of its Minus K negative-stiffness technology, the MK52 achieves low net vertical natural frequency without a compromised ability to support static loads. Horizontal isolation is provided by beam columns connected in series with the vertical-motion isolator. When adjusted to a 1/2-Hz natural frequency, the system achieves 93% isolation efficiency at 2 Hz, 99% at 5 Hz and 99.7% at 10 Hz. It can be configured for a variety of locations and applications, wherever external vibrations can adversely affect the operation of sensitive equipment. Applications include analytical balances, cell injection, optical and confocal microscopy, patch clamping, wafer probing, sensor calibration and, in conjunction with lasers, semiconductor processing.